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Subject:Re: dictionary v. glossary From:Daniel P Read <danielread -at- JUNO -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 3 Dec 1996 18:21:21 EST
At 12:52 PM 12/3/96 -0500, Mike Dean wrote:
>I have a list of terms that apply either to our applications or to
>Windows terms that our users may have a limited understanding of. These
>are appended to my help files. They started life as a list of
>definitions, but it looks more like a glossary to me now.
Then Wayne Douglass wrote:
>>There's a difference?
My impression was that a "dictionary" is a stand-alone bound book or
document, whereas a "glossary" is n supplement or chapter within a
larger document. Also, to me a "dictionary" suggests more completeness,
whereas I would not expect a "glossary," by its nature, to be complete in
its treatment of a group of words.